Shoalhaven City Council recently reached a significant milestone for residential growth in northern parts of the Shoalhaven.
Council has been managing the Shoalhaven building boom by unlocking sections of land for industrial and residential development.
On August 28 at council’s ordinary meeting, a majority of councillors voted in favour of adopting detailed planning controls for the Moss Vale Road south urban release area at the last ordinary meeting on August 28.
The urban release area at Taylors Lane, Cambewarra is one of six new living areas originally identified in the Nowra-Bomaderry structure plan and was zoned for new residential development when the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014 was released.
The Local Environmental Plan requires that more detailed planning controls and infrastructure requirements are put in place prior to the land being released for actual development.
Via a press release council told Fairfax Media planning for growth in new areas such as Moss Vale Road south is important due to the increasing demand in the housing market, changing household trends and an ageing population.
Council hopes the new area will provide greater housing supply and choice in the market.
Through the detailed planning of each growth area, council will encourage a range of lot sizes, housing types and densities to ensure that these new living developments meet the changing housing needs of the community.
The new planning controls will be implemented shortly and allow the land to be released and subdivided, for up to an estimated 840 lots of various sizes in this area. The land will be released in six stages.
The planning controls set out information on the desired future character for the new living area, taking advantage of their unique landscapes and views as well as providing access to 9.8 hectares of open space, tree-lined boulevards and enhanced transport networks, including active transport.
Stay updated with the Moss Vale Road south urban release area through the council's get involved webpage.